Face of Fox 43

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I recently hosted the “Face of Fox 43” special announcement show at my station. Every year WAVY’s sister station Fox 43 selects a “Face of Fox” who will represent the Fox affiliate hosting community events, tv segments and be the social media extraordinare for the station!

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My “The Hampton Roads Show” co-host joined me in doing the prime time special, where Tyrus Jones, was named the new “Face of Fox.”

Here’s a sassy shot of me…

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A couple candids from the show….

And — if you want to watch the 30 min special, just click play on the player above!

Bobbing for Bananas

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Things went  a little “bananas” on The Hampton Roads Show today… Special guest co-host Alex Scott joined me in studio, he’s a comedian/actor/writer and has appeared on Def Comedy Jam as well as BET’s Coming to the Stage, and most recently he was a writer for the Arsenio Hall Show. Well, we had a bobbing for bananas contest on the show today. I’ve never done anything like that before in my life….and well, you’ll have to watch the video to see how the competition turned out…

Hot Topics and Co-Hosts

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This past Friday I had the opportunity to work alongside a couple radio co-hosts on my TV show, since my regular co-host had been out of town. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but it turned out to be great fun! My guest co-hosts were Woo Woo and Mike Powers, who are the weekday morning drive duo on 94.9 The Point in the Norfolk/Va Beach area, joined me on “The Hampton Roads Show,” and we chatted it up on hot topics of the day.

And — since everybody is always asking where they can catch clips of the show…well, click below! We don’t usually post the welcome segment with hot topics, but  I thought since this was a “special” show we ought to do it…and here it is… 🙂

HYPNOTIZE ME

richguzzi I was hypnotized on TV today…yup HYPNOTIZED! Comedian Rich Guzzi who does “Comedy Hypnosis” was a guest on The Hampton Roads Show, since he’s performing at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone this weekend…and I agreed to go “under!” Just watch the video below… It was the strangest feeling!! When he first had me staring at the light I was thinking this isn’t going to work…but I tried to relax and just let him do his thing. The funny part is when he kinda throws me down in my lap. I kept thinking I can snap out of this at any time (but I didn’t try) and my other thought was, “my hair is all over the place.” HAHA! I was aware of what was happening, and still had my own thoughts, so I do remember what was going on…I don’t know, it was a strange feeling. I did feel a sense of euphora afterwards though…like a breath of fresh air! Check out some of the “play by play” photos from the show!

In the Kitchen with Chef Kyler

Everyday on The Hampton Roads Show…we have a chef or people cooking in the kitchen. Today we had a chef who is competing on the new season of The Next Food Network Star – debuts this Sunday! He is a Virginia native and wants to give his food a “modern” spin…check out my interview and cooking segment with Chef Chris Kyler…

The Hampton Roads Show

Tomorrow will be my first day on air as a (new) Host of The Hampton Roads Show at WAVY TV 10 in the Portsmouth/Norfolk/Virginia Beach market! Yep, I have moved on from Miami. This is truly a unique and awesome opportunity to host a dynamic daily lifestyle and entertainment show! I’m really excited to be part of something like this and although moving and transitions can be tough, sometime we just have to change it up and push ourselves on to the “next.”

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Think Today Show/Live with Kelly and Michael…hot topics, makeovers, giveaways, cooking, comedians, live bands/artists, local interviews, etc… I do have a co-host in Chris Reckling, so it’s not completely my own show, but pretty close. I am excited for the opportunity because these kind of hosts jobs don’t happen everyday! Plus, it’s kind of like something I’ve always dreamed of doing, and I told myself I would only go back to TV full time to host my own show…dreams do come true!

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The hour-long show airs everyday at 11am on the NBC affiliate in the Hampton Roads market, so if you’re in the area tune in…otherwise you can visit the website and see clips from the show…

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Ariane Aramburo is the outgoing host, as she returns to her home state of Alaska, to take a Morning Anchor position there. I wish her the best of luck!!! Above is a little snapshot of us as she “passes the torch,” from one AA to another… 😉

Top 20 Under 40, I made the List!

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Who really pays attention to the “lists”?!?! There’s lists and countdowns for just about everything these days and I’ll admit I don’t really pay attention all that often, but I will always browse and glance to see what’s on there…. Well, now that I MADE A LIST, I’d say it’s a pretty darn good feeling! Plus, since this “list” is only for those under the age of 40….my years to make it were running thin! haha!

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At any rate, I am extremely honored, flattered and humbled to be chosen as one of the Top 20 Professionals Under 40 by Brickell Magazine. I must say my nomination came as quite a surprise as I am just now hitting my stride balancing my titles of work and Mommy, and I was thrilled to be selected.

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The photo shoot was lots of fun, as I got to meet some of the other professionals chosen for the May/June 2014 issue (I’m on page 103), everyone has a story to tell and I’m in great company! So, if you’re in and around downtown Miami/Brickell, pick up an issue…or check it out online HERE!!!

You May’ve Seen Me Here…

One of the most frequent thing I hear when I meet new people is, “You look so familiar…” and while it’s possible that I have look-a-like clones walking all over this earth, when I reveal that my work includes lots of TV appearances as a reporter and host, it’s usually chalked up to that! Well, these days the reach of those “appearances” can also be credited to internet, web and online videos…however you want to slice it. I think also because I have spent the last several years as a “freelancer,” you can’t just pinpoint it to one place…whether it be giving video descriptions for products on Babies R Us or Toys R Us, to segments on TV outlets and a wide variety of corporate videos, you just never know. On that note, I figured I’d share a couple recent videos I’ve hosted/produced. One is for the Automotive Recyclers Industry and the other for a Tile Association! Press play below and take a look…